TEDxHonolulu announces official line up of 27 speakers and performers for November 1 event
TEDxHonolulu, to be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, will take place at Cupola Theatre at Honolulu Design Center, 9AM – 6PM.
This “by invitation only” all-day event will feature 27 of Hawaii’s most fascinating thinkers and doers and will be streamed live over the Internet.
Confirmed presenters and performers include: Dr. Michael Liu – Astronomer; Dr. Ho Leung Ng – Biochemist; Dr. Robert Hong – Cardiologist; Dr. Richard Pyle – Ichthyologist; Dr. Lani Leary – Psychologist; Jake Shimabukuro – Ukelele Virtuoso; Edgy Lee – Filmmaker; Michael Wall – Interactive Artist; The iPad Band – Digital Musicians; Jason Tom – Human Beatboxer; Kealoha – Slam Poet; Jason Mateo – Fatherless Father Advocate, Mark Mauricio – Magician; Sean Briel & Daniel Nash – Passionate Math Teachers; Amy Burvall & Herb Mahelona – Crazy History Teachers; Robbie Alms – Collaborative Leadership Network; Brian Goldstein – Director, Better Place Hawaii; Elyse Petersen – Solar Sustainability Advocate, Vivian Best – Fresh Food For the Homeless Advocate, Jon Fritzler – Aloha Movement Project; Sig & Kuhao Zane – Clothing Designers, Matthew Lynch – Regenerative Enterpriser, Susan Cox – Green Power Girl
TEDxHonolulu’s theme is “It’s About Time…” Speakers and performers have been asked to incorporate the show theme into their presentations.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHonolulu. At TEDx Honolulu, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Sponsors and Partners
TEDxHonolulu is made possible by the generosity of the following organizations: University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus (Title Sponsor) Hawaii Information Consortium, Empowered Presentations, MGA Hawaii, Hawaii Technology Academy, Jenkins Eye Care, Bishop & Co., Think Training, WCIT Architecture, Makali’i LLC, HonBlue, 88 Tees, Garma Graphic Design, ARC Printing, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Kai Media, Pacific Edge Magazine. Venue Sponsor: Honolulu Design Center; Fiscal Sponsor: Pacific Technology Foundation (a 501c3 charitable foundation).
Additional information on TEDx is available at http://tedx.com/tedx
George Carroll, Curator, TEDxHonolulu